Special Issue "Understanding Psychosocial Wellbeing in the Context of Complex and Multidimensional Problems"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
We are organizing a Special Issue on the topic of how people and social groups face the problems of an increasingly complex and globalized society. This includes mainly, but not only, the interaction of psychosocial well-being and mental health with economic, gender, racial, and ethnical inequalities; migration and demographic change; conflict and war; and the effects of stigma on people discriminated because of their differential characteristics, whether sexual, disability-related, or minority membership-related.
We make this proposal because we believe that, despite the introduction of the Biopsychosocial model in the late seventies as a paradigm of integration of different disciplinary views, research in mental health and psychosocial wellbeing is still highly fragmented. For decades, we have tried to advance by emphasizing a part of the equation, with results that are at least modest. Therefore, in this Special Issue we want to prioritize the works that attempt disciplinary and methodological integration.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the impacts of social issues on mental health and psychosocial wellbeing. We are interested in empirical and theoretical enquiries at all ecological levels, from the psychosocial impact of social dynamics on individuals to the analysis of how sociocultural and geopolitical factors influence health and collective psychosocial well-being.
Dr. Francisco José Eiroa-Orosa
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
We encourage prospective authors to submit a 350 word abstract by 28 February 2019 for consideration and feedback by the Guest Editors. Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be invited to submit a full manuscript. Subject to the decision of the Special issue editors, up to 3-5 manuscripts accepted through this process will receive a waiver of the normal Journal publication fee. In addition, authors may submit their paper through the normal journal submission process and the usual journal processing fee of 1600 CHF will apply. Please note that for papers submitted after 31 December 2018 an APC of 1800 CHF applies. All manuscripts will be subject to the journal’s normal peer review process.
- health systems
- mental health
- psychosocial wellbeing
- sociocultural change
- care systems transformation